This section of the website hold details of the Ireland families of Middleton Teesdale, Bowes and Skeeby as well as descendants who emigrated to Halton County, Canada.
The connection to the Earle family is through the marriage of John Ireland to Jane Earl in Richmond 1907. It is thought that John and Jane had a child together a year before they married, Bryan Earl. The census records for 1911 show that as a child Bryan lived with the Ireland surname, but after a hastily arranged marriage reverted to his mothers maiden name - the name recorded on his birth certificate. Married as an Earl, the surname passed on to Bryan's descendants including the author of this website.
Please feel free to contact me with your requests or questions, or if anything you find conflicts with your own research. I would also welcome your help if you think you can add to my collection with any of your own findings.
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to contact me in the two years since this website was created and for all the interesting and wonderful information you have provided. I regulary receive messages from all corners of the world showing just how far the family have spread over the years and I really look forward being able to assist with your queries where I can.
Do you have any old photographs of Earle and Welford ancestors tucked away in your albums? If so I would really love to hear from you. Perhaps you would allow them to be added to this website as its so much better when you have a face to go with a name.
Remember new material is constantly being added to the website so do come back soon and see what's new!